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NAU uses 24-2 run to rout Portland St. 77-56

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Max Jacobsen scored 19 points and Kris Yanku added 17 as Northern Arizona used a big second-half run to rout Portland State 77-56 on Saturday for its fourth straight win.

Leading by a point with less than 16 minutes to play, the Lumberjacks (8-9, 5-1 Big Sky Conference) scored 14 straight points and went on a 24-2 run to extend its lead to 62-39.

Northern Arizona shot 58.9 percent from the field, including 70.4 percent in the second half. Jacobsen hit 8 of 11 field goals while Yanku made 6 of 11. Quinton Upshur added 12 points and Gaellan Bewernick had 10 for the Lumberjacks.

Portland State (7-8, 2-4) went 5 of 21 from beyond the arc and got out-rebounded 36-21 by Northern Arizona. Gary Winston led the Vikings with 13 points.

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